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118180 No. 118180
#Digital #Canon #OCs #Gallery #Discussion #Critique wanted

I'm Alasou and thanks to you, I've now a deviant art and a tumblr.

It's over here :
http://alasou.deviantart.com/
http://alasou.tumblr.com/

I won't take anymore request (at least for a moment). I plan to start commission and have things to do before.

(Oh... And english isn't my native language and 95% of what I know, i've learned it by myself. So feel free to tell me where I'm wrong. )
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>> No. 119346
>>119342
well in my experience you are actually fast even with the extreme detail you add
>> No. 119347
>>119342
>this mean I can keep complaining about my art without feeling bad?
Well, you can, but I recommend against it for two reasons.

First, it puts people off. Many will react negatively toward it, such as >>119328. Self depreciation has a way of getting on people's nerves. Only a slim percentage of artists respond with sympathy, which usually results in encouragement and compliments... well meaning, but rarely encouraging or constructive.

Second, it's wasted energy. Rather than agonize over it, it's better to tackle it head on. If you don't like your art, identify what you don't like, and work on it.

I'm pretty sure the reason most artists put down their own work is out of humility. They don't want to seem arrogant, so they apologize and make disclaimers ("I'm really not that good, sorry..."). This isn't something to worry about, because people won't think you're arrogant unless you're outright bragging or blustering. If all you do is post something and say a few words, you're not going to make that impression.

Rather than talking about how much you don't like your work, talk about what you don't like. It lets you vent a little, and it'll give something for others to offer useful comments about.

When comments are directed at the art rather then the artist, it sounds much less self-depreciating.
For example:
-"I'm terrible with perspective."
Compared to:
-"The perspective in this is is terrible."

It helps to phrase things positively, too.
For example:
-"The perspective is terrible."
Compared to
-"The perspective in this could be better."

These are subtle things, but humans are all about subconscious reactions so little things can make a big difference in how people react.

There is a third reason not to complain. Any comments an artist makes will affect how people respond to the work. The less you say, the more honest and unspoiled the feedback is. Saying "Something is wrong with the hind leg of this character" will end up making everyone comment on that one particular thing, and that thing alone. If there's something else worth commenting on, it'll go unnoticed.

One of the main uses for feedback is to find out if something that bothers you is actually a problem. If nopony mentions something that sticks out like a sore thumb to you, it may not actually be as big a problem as it seems to be. By mentioning it, everyone notices it immediately, which contaminates their reactions.

>Quick question. How long it takes for someone to do something like this Rarity?
Don't worry about comparing yourself to others, it's a hard road in the wrong direction with a bad ending.

As for speed and time, that improves with practice. Focus on getting the level of quality you want first, regardless of how long it takes, and developing the techniques and methods required to get those results. Once you can create the kind of artwork you want, then focus on efficiency and speed.

Hotkeys. Hotkeys are your friend. If you can switch to a tool by with a keyboard shortcut, it'll take much less time than going over to a tool pallet. It saves you a mere fraction of a second, but when you switch between tools a few dozen times a minute, those split seconds add up.

Anyway. hope this helps some.
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>>119347
I have honestly no idea what i'm supposed to say.

>Don't worry about comparing yourself to others, it's a hard road in the wrong direction with a bad ending.

It's not that I want to compare, but it's just I want to do so many things each day, and not enough time. And since I don't really know how long this kind of stuff is supposed to take... It just a curiosity.

>Hotkeys. Hotkeys are your friend. If you can switch to a tool by with a keyboard shortcut, it'll take much less time than going over to a tool pallet. It saves you a mere fraction of a second, but when you switch between tools a few dozen times a minute, those split seconds add up.

That's not a problem, I already use them. ^^ (ctrl+z is my best friend)
>> No. 119371
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119371
*clears throat* Right, rude behavior aside and about the request.....
<That little bastard right there, could you do something like him sitting against a tree enjoying a jug of lemonade or somethin' ? (minust the shirt and vest)
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119382
>>119331
I hope you don't mind, it take me some time because I use it as an excuse to test things and train. I will probably doing the final version tomorrow.

>>119371
Will do. i just have some things to do before ^^
>> No. 119384
>>119382
i dont mind in the least
just the line art looks amazing
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>>119384
Well, thanks, even, if it's just supposed to be a sketch for their size.
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>>119386
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>>119387
Someone on deviantart requested something. Now it's done and I will start yours.
>> No. 119410
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Would you be willing to do some of Archer here? I have yet to acquire something of him actually looking happy, as he is a warrior at heart. Though he has a soft side for the natural world.

I don't know, but your stuff looks amazing and it would be great to get something of him.

He's supposed to be extremely tall as well, about seven foot six at the head, so if you draw him with something else it might be important to take that into account.
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119479
You know it's going to be a hard day when you have to restart 4 times your signature.

>>119410
Will do. But after, I will stop request for a while. (and probably start doing commissions)
>> No. 119481
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>>119479
YES THIS PLEASES THE RAINBOW WHYWOLF
>> No. 119493
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>>119481
That I can't correctly sign my stuff ? That's mean ! (:p)

Anyway, I hope you're going to like it, I've missed the beginning of today's episode for that ! (ok, I've missed ten seconds because of the pub before the stream <<)
>> No. 119494
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>>119493
oh lordy thats the ticket
>> No. 119495
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>>119493
you know what really pleases me
also best episode this season so far
but if this is true
>> No. 119499
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119499
Alasou, you bloody fantastic artist you!

Do you remember drawing these...?
>>118475

Well I took the one on the right and spent time colouring it, what do you think!

http://nerd-pony.deviantart.com/gallery/37558883#/d5o8dad
http://nerd-pony.deviantart.com/gallery/37558883#/d5o8dgf
>> No. 119501
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119501
>>119495
Let me know if it's ok with you. I've spend too much time on it for correctly judge. Right now I want to say that's extremly crappy and I should probably redone the color from the begining, and the lineart, and the sketch but It's also 3:45 and I'm a little bit tired.

>also best episode this season so far
but if this is true

I dunno, I need to rewatch the episode to judge. And for the spoiler, I don't know if it's true, but I agree, this could be awesome.

>>119499
Just need to practice a little more, and this should be great !
>> No. 119511
>>119501
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmrWeliK4fk
>> No. 119512
>>119511
also merry holidays
i gave you a gift on deviant
>> No. 119515
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119515
The lack of Derpy in S3 disturb me.

>>119512
Thanks you very much, I'm glad you like it. I wasn't expecting that !
>> No. 119516
>>119501
Practice? In what way, do you have any particular criticisms?
>> No. 119517
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>>119516
Well, the colors chosen are too flashy in my opinion, the lineart should have more variety in the thickness, I think the shades aren't strong enough (especially under the costume). The more something is away (near the horizon) the less the color is strong. (take a look at the pic)

Whitefox has posted a a very usefull guide for color from Purplekecleon : http://purplekecleon.deviantart.com/art/How-I-See-Color-A-Tutorial-184642625 Take a look, it's really helping me.

But you really start to understand those things with practice (things I terribly need to keep doing btw <<)
>> No. 119528
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119528
Just trying something different. I must say that I love this style. But I'm sure that I've already see someone else draw like that :/

I know I have request to do, but it's saturday night. i can do whatever I want !
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119534
I saw #Taking requests and #OCs, so I'm going to ask if you could draw Knit Knack here, sock-less and knitting.
>> No. 119535
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119535
Pony creator version
>> No. 119558
>>119528
look at that
trying arthro now?
>> No. 119567
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119567
>>119534
Well, I've said somewhere in the thread that I wouldn't do more requests, at least for a moment. But I had not edited my first post. Now, it's done. But I must say that a find your OC very cute. So I will probably do it too. But I don't promise anything.

>>119558
I hate the idea of being stuck in one style, and not being able to do different thing. And I love trying new stuff. Plus, who doesn't like cute anthro?

(And, is there a way to correctly put the balise after an edit?)
>> No. 119568
>>119567
i agree
are commissions open yet?
>> No. 119569
>>119568
Before, I want to finish the few request left and I want to check about the legally process.
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>>119371
I hope you like it. I tried to play a little bit with the light, but I'm not sure at all if it's working correctly. Maybe the spots of light aren't big enough, or not enough contrast. I don't know.
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>>119612
Their edges are too sharp, they should be a little blurrier, I think. It looks like he's spattered with blood, to me.
>> No. 119615
>>119614
i kinda agree with this
>> No. 119616
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119616
>>119614
You're probably right. Looks better now?
>> No. 119617
>>119616
i think it does
>> No. 119618
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119618
I need help for another thing right now. I have trouble with the stallions. I don't find a way to make stallion looking manly with my style without any artifice like facial hairs. And if they're manly enough, they lose all the cuteness justifying drawing in my style and not in the show style.

So basiquely, any suggestion with the exemple I've just done?
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>>119616
I..what..it...ngggg!
I simply cant express words for how much I f***ing love this!
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>>119624
I'm glad you like it ^^

<< This image just help me double my followers on tumblr in less than 3 hours... Maybe I should do some more like this...

(NSFW for questionable, even if I'm not sure that necessary.)
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>>119410
Here we go. Since you said it was him happy who was important, I figured that a simple portrait was good enough. I don't know if is happy enough in the picture, but i figured out that a happy face Pinkie style was too much. But I wonder if is not a bit seductive, now <<
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>>119627
>just checked out the tumblr
>232 notes on that image
>all other not triple digits
>> No. 119633
>>119631
That's kind of terrifying. It's the first "popular" pic I post only on tumblr and not on DA, and it's surprising to see so many notification.
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119634
>>119633
not completely unexpected though
>> No. 119635
>>119616

Nice color sense. That works so well. I can't ever get this because I use Autodesk Pro, which is such a horsesh*t program. Do you use PS?
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>>119634
I was excpeting a few more notification than usual, like 10 more for a maximum. Not 300. But it's ok. I won't lie, I like drawing like that.

>>119635
I use paint tool SAI. i've tested GIMP and PS3 and PS5 before, but I'm really fall in love with paint tool SAI.
>> No. 119668
Ok. From now on I will start to do commissions. I'm not sure yet about the price, not as high as a pro of course, but I'm not sure yet. And should I start a new thread just for that?
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>>119668
if you want you can
i dont think you have to

got any orders yet
because i have got some ideas
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Ok, so, for people who are interested, I'm starting to do commissions. I don't expect many of them but if you are interested, every detail over here : http://alasou.deviantart.com/journal/Starting-taking-commission-343853450
>> No. 119710
>>119709
yes
>> No. 119755
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Merry Christmas everypony !
>> No. 119774
Your tumblr is quite entertaining
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I suddenly realized that I should upload this thread. At least to say thanks to the people of ponychan. Really helped me.

(the image was done for a friend, but is quite appropriate right now)
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